Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck in the name of Alexander III

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–311 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Sikyon (Sikyonia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0688.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.731

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Reverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with back, a himation over his knees, right foot drawn back on foot stool, an eagle on right hand, left hand on sceptre. Throne bar and sceptre beaded.
By right shoulder a small Nike with wreath and inscription(?).
In left field, Palladion (Athena facing front with spear and shield).
Beneath throne, wreath with dots and inscription in Greek.
Inscriptions in Greek below ground line and at right.
Beaded border.

Provenance

Greenwell Collection. September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund